Dahi Vada


 For the vadas
  • 1/2 cup urad dal, soaked for 4 hours
  • 1/4 teaspoon soda
  • Salt to taste

Other ingredients

  • Date and tamarind chutney as required
  • Red chilli powder as required
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black salt
  • A pinch of chaat masala


  1. To begin, wash and drain the urad dal.
  2. Grind together the urad dal, and salt in a mixer or food processor to a coarse paste.
  3. Add the soda to the urad dal paste and mix well till the batter is light and fluffy. Add a little water if required.
  4. Wet your hands and take 2 tablespoons of the batter on your palm and shape into a circle. Deep fry in hot oil on a slow flame in a deep fry pan till the Vadas are golden brown for about 10 minutes.
  5. Drain on absorbent paper.
  6. Next, soak the deep fried vadas in water for about 45 minutes.
  7. Just before serving, drain and squeeze out the excess water.
  8. Arrange the vadas on a serving dish and top with beaten curd.
  9. Garnish with chilli powder, cumin seed powder, black salt, chaat masala and serve with tamarind chutney.
  10. Serve Dahi Vada with Sweet & Spicy Chutney as a side dish with your meal or you can also serve it when you have sudden guests at home.

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